Operations Manual

Institutional Document | July 2024
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This Operations Manual (OM) summarizes ADB's operational policies which are short, focused statements that follow from the Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank (the Charter), the Regulations of the Asian Development Fund (ADB), the Regulations of Ordinary and Special Operations (OCR), and operational policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

Contents

OM Section Subject Date of Issue
Group OM No.    
A Country Classification and Country Focus
  1 Classification and Graduation of Developing Member Countries 30 June 2023
  2 Country Partnership Strategy 30 June 2023
  3 Allocation of Concessional Resources 30 June 2023
B Regional and Subregional Cooperation
  1 Regional Cooperation and Integration 30 June 2023
C Sector and Thematic Policies
  1 Poverty Reduction 30 June 2023
  2 Gender and Development in ADB Operations 30 June 2023
  3 Incorporation of Social Dimensions into ADB Operations 30 June 2023
  4 Governance 10 February 2022
  5 Anticorruption 30 June 2023
  6 Enhancing the ADB's role in Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism 30 June 2023
D Business Products and Instruments
  1 Lending Policies for Sovereign and Sovereign-Guaranteed Borrowers (Regular Ordinary Capital Resources) 30 June 2023
  2 Lending and Grant Policies (Concessional Assistance) 1 July 2024
  3 Sector Lending 30 June 2023
  4 Policy-Based Lending 1 July 2024
  5 Sector Development Programs 30 June 2023
  6 Financial Intermediation Lending 30 June 2023
  7 Disaster and Emergency Assistance 30 June 2023
  8 Guarantee and Security Arrangements for ADB Loans 30 June 2023
  9 Credit Enhancement Operations 18 December 2007
  10 Nonsovereign Operations 24 May 2016
  11 Sovereign and Sovereign-Guaranteed Financing 30 June 2023
  12 Technical Assistance 9 June 2022
  13 Exposure and Investment Limitations on Nonsovereign Operations
[Non-disclosable in accordance with the Access to Information Policy (2018) paragraph 17, (viii).]
12 January 2022
  14 Multitranche Financing Facility 30 June 2023
  15 Transaction Advisory Services 20 October 2017
  16 Project Readiness Financing 30 June 2023
  17 Small Expenditure Financing Facility 2 August 2019
  18 Results-Based Lending for Programs 10 March 2021
  19 Emergency Assistance Loan 23 May 2022
E Partnerships
  1 Financing Partnerships 30 June 2023
  3 Development Partnerships 30 June 2023
  4 Promotion of Engagement with Civil Society Organizations 30 June 2023
F Safeguard Policies
  1 Safeguard Policy Statement 1 October 2013
G Analyses
  1 Economic Analysis of Projects 30 June 2023
  2 Financial Due Diligence in Sovereign Operations 30 June 2023
H Financial
  1 Financing of Interest and Other Charges During Implementation 30 June 2023
  2 Financing Indirect Foreign Exchange Cost of Projects 22 October 2008
  3 Cost Sharing and Eligibility of Expenditures for ADB Financing 30 June 2023
  4 Retroactive Financing 30 June 2023
  5 Additional Financing 30 June 2023
  6 Use of Surplus Loan Proceeds 29 October 2003
  7 Foreign Exchange Risk 30 June 2023
J Project Administration
  1 Project Performance Management System 28 October 2011
  2 Consultants 6 August 2013
  3 Procurement 6 August 2013
  4 Loan Covenants 30 June 2023
  5 Effectiveness of the Loan Agreement 30 June 2023
  6 Disbursement 30 June 2023
  7 Financial Reporting, Auditing, Management, and Monitoring in Sovereign Operations 30 June 2023
K Evaluation
  1 Independent Evaluation 1 October 2013
L Other Policies and Operational Procedures
  1 Accountability Mechanism 24 May 2012
  3 Access to Information Policy 30 June 2023
  4 No-Objection Procedure 30 June 2023

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  • ADB administration and governance

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